We found 38 medical oncologists who accept Aetna HMO near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 1006
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. In his practice, Dr. Cristofanilli focuses on metastatic breast cancer. Dr. Cristofanilli's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at Sapienza University of Rome. For his residency, Dr. Cristofanilli trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Cabrini Medical Center. He honors Coventry, Aetna, Humana, and more. Dr. Cristofanilli has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Metastatic Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Sheetal Ujjwal Kircher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sheetal Kircher is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kircher include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anal cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kircher is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kircher is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniela Elena Matei, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste 4-420
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniela Matei is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Matei has a special interest in ovarian cancer, chemotherapy, and endometrial cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Indianapolis VA Medical Center, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Matei welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Chemotherapy, Cervical Cancer

Dr. Steven Bernard Newman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Arkes 2140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Newman's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Newman attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Newman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina Michelle Gandica, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2140; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Regina Stein is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Stein's clinical interests: leukemia, testicular cancer, and pain management. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Stein attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Stein is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maha Hussain, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Hussain graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Leonidas C Platanias, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Leonidas Platanias is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Patras School of Health Sciences and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Platanias's areas of expertise include leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Platanias (or staff) speaks German and Greek. Dr. Platanias's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma

Dr. Francis Joseph Giles, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Francis Giles specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Giles attended medical school at National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine, the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health, and the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Elizabeth Ann Eklund, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Eklund is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Eklund include blood cancers. Dr. Eklund's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Eklund performed Dr. Eklund's residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Eklund accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Eklund has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Eklund is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 850
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Pro works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Pro takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Sapienza University of Rome and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Cesar Augusto Santa Maria, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
233 E Superior Street 1st Floor; Olson Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cesar Santa-Maria is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Chicago, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of breast cancer and clinical trials. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santa-Maria accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Santa-Maria welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Breast Cancer

Dr. Hau Cheong Kwaan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 21-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hau Kwaan is a medical specialist in adult hematology and medical oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). Dr. Kwaan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He attended medical school at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kwaan is conversant in Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Blood Disorders, Anemia, Bleeding Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Kaplan Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jessica Altman works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among Dr. Altman's clinical interests: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute leukemia, and anemia. Dr. Altman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Altman obtained Dr. Altman's medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed Dr. Altman's residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Altman is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Altman welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Leukemia, Acute Leukemia, Anemia, Chronic Leukemia

Dr. Al B Benson III, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Al Benson is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, anal cancer, and stomach cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benson obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Benson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Kehinde U.A. Onifade, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 21-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kehinde Adekola sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Adekola include bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant. Dr. Adekola is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Adekola attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant

Dr. Sarika Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 21-100; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sarika Jain is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include breast cancer. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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